An epistolary novel chronicles the cruel seduction of a young girl by two ruthless, 18th-century aristocrats.
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"Christopher Hampton's brilliant adaptation...gives a pitiless and searching portrait of the erotic diversions of aristocrats in putrescent pre-revolutionary France." --"Daily Telegraph"
"Hampton's achievement is to have preserved the satanic magnetism of the twin conspirators while going all out for social comedy. But this is comedy of the highest theatrical kind: edged with danger, replete with pain and forever reminding us that lives are being ruined with the flick of a well-turned phrase." --"Guardian"
Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803) was born in Amiens, France. He entered the army at the age of 18 and reached the rank of capitaine-commandant without seeing battle. In 1779 he was sent to the island of Aix, where Les Liaisons Dangereuses was written. He also wrote a treatise on the education of women and on the French military architect Vauban.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1961. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140441166
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1961. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140441166